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John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership

Scheduled Workshops- 2022- 2023

Leading Teams to Excellence: A 3-Part  Learning Series

Facilitators: Dr. Linda Hauser & Dr. Mabel Franks

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Date:  Postponed.  New dates to be determined

Fee:  $275 (includes all 3 Sessions)

This 3-part dynamic leadership workshop is designed for those interested in leading change. Perfect learning opportunity for individuals and teams. Learn skills and strategies that can be applied immediately in any  PK-16 management and leadership role.  Learn HOW to lead teams through various stages of development. Analyze team productivity and apply practical strategies designed to foster shared ownership in decision-making, encourage meaningful collaboration, address challenges and improve overall organization effectiveness. Leave each highly-interactive session with a wealth of tools for use at any level to help ensure People2 + Structures + Systems = Team Success


Dealing with Difficult People and Challenging Situations

Facilitator: Dr. Mabel Franks



Held Live and In- Person on the CSU Fresno Campus

Kremen Ed Building, Room 499

   Date:   February 8, 2023   (Full-Day)

   Fee: $200

  This workshop provides effective, concrete techniques for dealing with difficult people in the   workplace.  Learn how to apply specific strategies for creating a positive work environment that encourages complainers to agree, bullies to surrender, non-communicators to participate and pessimists to see the brighter side of life.  Understand what causes conflicts and how to minimize negative impact. 

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Positivity Project Training- Contact us to schedule training


Pillars of CharacterCenters on the integration of the  24 character values with a whole-school implementation focus. 

On-site training for indivdiual schools available .  Contact Mabel Franks for information

For more information and valley school testimonials, visit our Positivity Project page

Introduction Video available here. Positivity Project Introduction


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